Gut Rumbles

July 17, 2003

a test

I scored 43 points on this one. Musta missed some points somewhere, cause I should have AT LEAST 50.

1. When do you feel your best?
>a) in the morning
>b) during the afternoon &and early evening
>c) late at night

>2. You usually walk.....
>a) fairly fast, with long steps
>b) fairly fast, with little steps
>c) less fast head up, looking the world in the face
>d) less fast, head down
>e) very slowly

>3. When talking to people you...
>a) stand with your arms folded
>b) have your hands clasped
>c) have one or both your hands on your hips
>d) touch or push the person to whom you are talking
>e) play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair

>4. When relaxing, you sit with...
>a) your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side
>b) your legs crossed
>c) your legs stretched out or straight
>d) one leg curled under you

>5. When something really amuses you, you react with...
>a) a big, appreciative laugh
>b) a laugh, but not a loud one
>c) a quiet chuckle
>d) a sheepish smile

>6. When you go to a party or social gathering you...
>a) make a loud entrance so everyone notices you
>b) make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know
>c) make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed

>7. You're working very hard, concentrating hard,
>and you're interrupted, do you...
>a) welcome the break
>b) feel extremely irritated
>c) vary between these two extremes

>8. Which of the following colors do you like most?
>a) Red or orange
>b) black
>c) yellow or light blue
>d) green
>e) dark blue or purple f) white
>g) brown or gray

>9. When you are in bed at night, in those
>last few moments before going to sleep, you lie...
>a) stretched out on your back
>b) stretched out face down on your stomach
>c) on your side, slightly curled
>d) with your head on one arm
>e) with your head under the covers

>10. You often dream that you are...
>a) falling
>b) fighting or struggling
>c) searching for something or somebody
>d) flying or floating
>e) you usually have dreamless sleep
>f) your dreams are always pleasant


>1. (a) 2 (b) 4 (c) 6
>2. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 7 (d) 2 (e) 1
>3. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 5 (d) 7 (e) 6
>4. (a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 2 (d) 1
>5. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 2
>6. (a) 6 (b) 4 (c) 2
>7. (a) 6 (b) 2 (c) 4
>8. (a) 6 (b) 7 (c) 5 (d) 4 (e) 3 (f) 2 (g) 1
>9. (a) 7 (b) 6 (c) 4 (d) 2 (e) 1
>10. (a) 4 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 6 (f) 1

Now add up the total number of points.

OVER 60 POINTS: Others see you as someone they should "handle with care". You're seen as vain, self-centered, and who is extremely dominant. Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don't always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.

51 TO 60 POINTS: Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality; a natural leader, who's quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once; someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate

41 TO 50 POINTS: Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing,
practical, and always interesting; someone who's constantly in the center of
attention, but sufficiently well balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who'll always cheer them up and help them out.

31 TO 40 POINTS: Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful & practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who's extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expect the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you realize it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over it if that trust is ever broken.

21 TO 30 POINTS: Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They see you
as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder. It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment, expecting you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then, usually decide against it. They think this reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.

UNDER 21 POINTS: People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive, someone who needs looking after, who always wants someone else to make the decisions &who doesn't want to get involved with anyone or anything.
They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don't exist. Some people think you're boring. Only those who know you well know that you aren't.


36 - and I'd say it was dead on

Posted by: Kat on July 17, 2003 04:02 PM

That's a lot of math!
I got 40 which is a surprisingly accurate description of me.

Posted by: DogsDon'tPurr on July 17, 2003 04:04 PM

41. I could have sworn I'd have a much higher number. Maybe it's cause I sit with my leg curled up underneath me ... ???

Posted by: red on July 17, 2003 04:05 PM

42. I expected several points higher.

Posted by: Kevin Baker on July 17, 2003 04:15 PM

39, which sounds reasonable

Posted by: Jay Solo on July 17, 2003 04:18 PM

Last time MB took it, she got 63...sounds about right !!

Posted by: MommaBear on July 17, 2003 04:44 PM

40 but it seemed low to me.

Posted by: Merry on July 17, 2003 04:44 PM


Brilliant minds think/act alike?

I am honored!

Posted by: S. Clark on July 17, 2003 05:01 PM

34...hmm, makes me sound like a lap dog.

Posted by: Dawn on July 17, 2003 05:53 PM


Posted by: drc on July 17, 2003 07:09 PM

Rather frightening the things you learn from silly little throw-away tests. 54

Posted by: Rey on July 17, 2003 08:33 PM

50, myself. They should have had a skydiving question, that would have put me higher into the uber-extreme bracket.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on July 17, 2003 08:44 PM


dead on, too

Posted by: jb on July 18, 2003 01:33 AM

Haaaaaaa....don't kid yourself JB....those who really know you beg to differ.....shall l digress???



Posted by: Zbabe on July 18, 2003 05:36 AM

56. Too freakin weird! If they had a sky diving Q, Mr L, I'd have tended back normal. EVERYONE knows you just don't go jumping out of perfectly good airplanes.

Posted by: Larry on July 18, 2003 09:10 AM

Gosh, Acidman -- I took this thing and ended up with a 43 also -- hmmm Still wouldn't iron your shirts though, but I COULD send you a picture of my cat. Just wanted to say that I've been reading your stuff as a lurker for a month or so and thoroughly enjoy your candor, if not always agreeing with your (somewhat misogynistic) POVs =]
A speedy recovery to you -- BUT-- take a word of advise from from someone who preps all you guys for surgery in the first place -- just [expletive deleted] take it easy and don't push it trying to prove how tough you are about going back to work & resuming a full load etc -- it woud REALLY suck if you had to go back and do this all over again because you couldn't stand to sit still long enough for everything to heal completely. Nobody will think you're a wuss if you take proper care of all that hard work (ahem) your surgeon has done on you. But, on the other hand, if you have to come back in for repairs, so to speak, someone like me might have to slap you around a little first, just for acting like such a ...MAN =]

Posted by: Marianne on July 20, 2003 04:31 AM
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